Man denies racism against doctor
A man has denied a catalogue of alleged driving offences and racially abusing a Wishaw hospital doctor.
James Dyet appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court last week and denied a total of 12 charges against him which are all alleged to have taken place on November 25.
The 37-year-old, of Merry Street, Motherwell, is accused of stealing a van from an address in Laughland Drive, Newarthill.
He then allegedly drove the van dangerously by driving along a grass verge and footpath as well as doing handbrake turns.
Dyet is also charged with failing to stop when asked to do so by a police officer and driving the van without a valid licence or insurance.
The accused allegedly drove the van whilst unfit to drive through drink or drugs and allegedly failed to provide both a specimen of blood and two samples of breath for analysis at Motherwell Police Station.
Dyet is also accused of failing to stop after an accident in Motherwell’s Linksview Road on whereby three vehicles were damaged as well as failing to stop after an accident in Montalto Avenue.
The final charges Dyet denied relate to an alleged incident at the University Hospital in Wishaw on the same date.
Whilst in the hospital Dyet acted in a racially aggravated manner by shouting, swearing and making racist comments towards a doctor who was working there.
He is also charged with adopting an aggressive demeanour, making obscene gestures and threatening violence.
Dyet was granted bail ahead of his trial which is expected to take place on March 6.
A further hearing in the case will be heard at Hamilton Sheriff Court on February 8.
Claim The incident allegedly took place at Wishaw General